Wednesday: The “Wisdom” of the World
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As humans, we have gained an incredible amount of knowledge and information, especially in the last two hundred years. Knowledge and information, however, are not necessarily the same thing as “wisdom.” We have also gained a much greater understanding of the natural world than our forefathers ever had. A “greater understanding,” however, isn’t the same … [Click to read more …]

07: Through a Glass Darkly – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : God revealed Himself through special revelation and also through nature. But evil exists in nature because God has allowed it due to man’s fall. [Teaching plan for Through a Glass, Darkly February 11, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 3:17-19. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Ruler of This World
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“And the Lord said unto Satan, ‘Whence comest thou?’ Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, ‘From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it’ “ (Job 1:7). “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”(1 Pet. … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Through a Glass, Darkly
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Read for This week’s Study: Job 12:10;1 Cor. 6:19, 20; Gen. 3:17; John 12:31; 1 Cor. 1:18-21. Memory Text: “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: ‘He catches the wise in their craftiness’” (1 Corinthians 3:19, NIV). Theologian William Paley wrote a book in 1802 entitled Natural Theology, in which he argued that one … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Kayaks on a Mission
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They’re off! Thirty-one kayakers wearing life jackets, hats, and eager smiles embarked on a five-day mission adventure down the Rospuda River in Poland. Their colorful kayaks were crammed with sleeping bags, tents, clothes, and food, and their most important cargo—magazines and books to share with people they met along their route. Their goal was to … [Click to read more …]